Fire danger remains moderate
Essential agriculture & prescribed wildland burning by permit opens
September 19, 2019
MISSOULA - Recent widespread rain, interagency wildland fire officials with the Missoula County Fire Protection Association (MCFPA) are reporting lower fire danger indices within Missoula County. The fire danger rating was lowered to MODERATE last week. Indices dipped into the LOW range briefly this week, but with a return to seasonal temperatures today and through the weekend, fire danger remains MODERATE at this time.
The move does not indicate an end to fire season. Grass and other fine fuels can dry quickly with a return to seasonally warm and dry conditions. Wind can also dry fine fu...